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This session will provide a global overview of medical nutrition therapy options and innovations in infectious diseases, with comparisons and contrasts between domestic and international programs. Priorities for medical nutrition therapy for infectious diseases that pose significant public health risk will be discussed in the context of global nutrition issues. Examples of innovative programs will be used to illustrate the role for medical nutrition intervention. The program will include an update of medications available for both HIV and hepatitis C and how they impact the nutritional status of patients. New medications for pre-exposure prophylaxis of HIV will also be discussed. Medical nutrition therapy recommendations will be discussed for both HIV and hepatitis C.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 5270, 5410, 4070
- List and contrast three priority medical nutrition therapy concerns for infectious diseases domestically and globally.
- Describe the role of medical nutrition therapy as an innovative component of global nutrition programs.
- Describe examples of medical nutrition support required for new HIV, hepatitis C, and pre-exposure prophylactic medications.
- Cade Fields-Gardner, MS, RDN, LDN, CD
- Lisa Ronco, MS, RDN, CDN, CDE
Planned with the Medical Nutrition Practice Group